Class Notes: 10/31/2012

Satan challenges truth and uses the doubt that is created in those who are weak in doctrine to lead them away from the truth


In our study of Satan and his lies, deceit and murder we are looking at how he uses religion to instill fear and guilt and keep mankind deceived and to advance his hidden agenda of ruling the world.

Satan's propaganda is designed to create insecurity in the minds of mankind and then exploit the real or imagined weaknesses that are exposed.

The goal is to cause self-doubt, embarrassment, or guilt so that what is considered to be "old thinking" can be dismissed as "mean-spirited," "intolerant," or "judgmental" and replaced by "new thinking" that is represented as being "compassionate," "tolerant," and "nonjudgmental."

He then promotes false standards of good and evil that emphasize the evil of human good through social action, anti-establishment activity, cosmic panaceas, religion, and internationalism and rejects God's system of Divine Establishment, salvation by Grace through Faith alone in TLJC alone, and accurate dispensationally specific Bible Doctrine.

Col 2:8; See to it that no one takes you captive through philosophy and empty deception, according to the tradition of men, according to the elementary principles of the world, rather than according to Christ.

Satan he has a false power. 2Thes 2:8-10; And then that lawless one will be revealed whom the Lord will slay with the breath of His mouth and bring to an end by the appearance of His coming;

v9 (that is,) the one whose coming is in accord with the activity of Satan, with all power and signs and false wonders,
v10 and with all the deception of wickedness for those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth so as to be saved.

During times of historical decline Satan's propaganda, lies and deceptive activity are on the increase. The Bible refers to this as "the last days". These trends increase in any nation that has rejected God and accepted Satan's lie.

They are intensified during the tribulation after the Church has been removed from the earth and the earth is completely given over to Satan for the maximum demonstration of his evil policies.

Satan promotes the rejection of God Luke 17:26; "And just as it happened in the days of Noah, so it shall be also in the days of the Son of Man:

2Tim 3:4-5; treacherous, reckless, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God;
v5 holding to a form of godliness, although they have denied its power; and avoid such men as these.

He promotes the rejection of Christ. 1John 2:18-23; Children, it is the last hour; and just as you heard that antichrist is coming, even now many antichrists have arisen; from this we know that it is the last hour.

v19 They went out from us, but they were not {really} of us; for if they had been of us, they would have remained with us; but {they went out,} in order that it might be shown that they all are not of us.

v20 But you have an anointing from the Holy One, and you all know.
v21 I have not written to you because you do not know the truth, but because you do know it, and because no lie is of the truth.

v22 Who is the liar but the one who denies that Jesus is the Christ? This is the antichrist, the one who denies the Father and the Son.

v23 Whoever denies the Son does not have the Father; the one who confesses the Son has the Father also.

1John 4:3; and every spirit that does not confess Jesus is not from God; and this is the (spirit) of the antichrist, of which you have heard that it is coming, and now it is already in the world.

2 Peter 2:1; But false prophets also arose among the people, just as there will also be false teachers among you, who will secretly introduce destructive heresies, even denying the Master who bought them, bringing swift destruction upon themselves.

He promotes the denial of Christ's return. 2Peter 3:1-4; This is now, beloved, the second letter I am writing to you in which I am stirring up your sincere mind by way of reminder,

v2 that you should remember the words spoken beforehand by the holy prophets and the commandment of the Lord and Savior (spoken) by your apostles.
v3 Know this first of all, that in the last days mockers will come with (their) mocking, following after their own lusts,

v4 and saying, "Where is the promise of His coming? For (ever) since the fathers fell asleep, all continues just as it was from the beginning of creation."

Satan promotes the denial of "the faith" (Bible Doctrine). 1Tim 4:1-2; But the Spirit explicitly says that in later times some will fall away from the faith, paying attention to deceitful spirits and doctrines of demons,

v2 by means of the hypocrisy of liars seared in their own conscience as with a branding iron,

Jude 1:3; Beloved, while I was making every effort to write you about our common salvation, I felt the necessity to write to you appealing that you contend earnestly for the faith which was once for all delivered to the saints. Net note 11

He promotes the denial and rejection of sound doctrine. 2Tim4:3-4; For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but (wanting) to have their ears tickled, they will accumulate for themselves teachers in accordance to their own desires;
v4 and will turn away their ears from the truth, and will turn aside to myths.

The denial of true Biblical separation under the guise of tolerance and multiculturalism. 2Tim 3:1-5; But realize this, that in the last days difficult times will come.
v2 For men will be lovers of self, lovers of money, boastful, arrogant, revilers, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy,

v3 unloving, irreconcilable, malicious gossips, without self-control, brutal, haters of good,
v4 treacherous, reckless, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God;

v5 holding to a form of godliness, although they have denied its power; and avoid such men as these.

Satan promotes the rejection of Christian liberty. 1Tim 4:1-4; But the Spirit explicitly says that in later times some will fall away from the faith, paying attention to deceitful spirits and doctrines of demons,

v2 by means of the hypocrisy of liars seared in their own conscience as with a branding iron,
v3 (men) who forbid marriage (and advocate) abstaining from foods, which God has created to be gratefully shared in by those who believe and know the truth.

v4 For everything created by God is good, and nothing is to be rejected, if it is received with gratitude;

Satan promotes the rejection of true spirituality: Matt 15:8-9; 'This people honors me with their lips, but their heart is far from me,
v9 and they worship me in vain, teaching as doctrines the commandments of men.'"

2Tim 3:6-8; For among them are those who enter into households and captivate weak women weighed down with sins, led on by various impulses,
v7 always learning and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.

v8 And just as Jannes and Jambres opposed Moses, so these (men) also oppose the truth, men of depraved mind, rejected as regards the faith. Jude 18; that they were saying to you, "In the last time there shall be mockers, following after their own ungodly lusts."

Satan promotes the denial of spiritual authority: Heb 13:17; Obey your leaders and submit (to them), for they keep watch over your souls as those who will give an account. Let them do this with joy and not with grief, for this would be unprofitable for you.

1 Tim 4:13; Until I come, give attention to the (public) reading (of Scripture,) to exhortation and teaching. Net note 16

2 Tim 4:3; For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but (wanting) to hear new things, they will accumulate for themselves teachers in accordance to their own desires;

We see from this that Satan is constantly attacking established truth and those who choose to believe God's word with his propaganda. In Gen 3:1-6; we saw his attack on the woman in the Garden where he incited her to doubt God's word and then parlayed her doubt into unbelief that she took into disobedience.

Polar Opposites

Divine Dynasphere <---> Cosmic System

Faith <--> Doubt (Faithless)

Hope (Confidence) <--> Uncertainty

Love <---> Fear

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